Yair Lapid

Circumstances provide an opportunity for Israel to use the chaos in Iran to its advantage. But Israel’s government is paralyzed because the attorney general has decided that almost all activities require his prior approval.

Members of Knesset are not elected directly, but only as part of rosters of specific lists which participate in the general elections. To be represented in the Knesset, a party that takes part in the elections must pass the qualifying electoral threshold, which is currently 3.25%. Following elections to the Knesset, the lists of the parties, which passed the qualifying threshold receive a number of the 120 Knesset seats which is proportional to their electoral strength.